Yes I'm keeping the little dovie. I live in eastern Missouri.
Oh yes, lovebird mutations are fun. Some day I may even be able to identify
more than 3 or 4 correctly. LOL I have pied, dutch blue, olive, blue series
Australian cinnamon, lutino and creamino down pat. Only 30 or 40 more color
mutations to go. . . ahahahahaha
I have a friend who always calls Dutch blue birds dilute, that's why I was
asking if dilute was Dutch blue.
Yes that pied is a darling. I have another bird that is going to be a lime
green color with an orange face. I have no idea what that mutation is
called. It's a cinnamon too because it has cinnamon flights.
On 1/22/06, MKay wrote:
> Karen, are you keeping yours? It does look like a beautiful miniature
> dove. I don't remember--where do you live?
> I don't know that I can accurately describe dilute, other than it is
> recognized by a lighter wash over the entire bird, a subdued
> coloration. Like a fallow, but with dark eyes, as the fallows have red
> eyes. Maybe someone else can help out with this one? I know it's been
> referred to as "yellow" or "silver" mutations.. ????? Aren't lovebird
> genetics fun!?!?!?
> By the way--your little pied is a cutie, too!